Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Minute(s) (as in time) (03/03/11)

TITLE: Miracle Minutes - Momentous Moments
By Margaret Kearley
03/08/11


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

Miracle Minutes – Momentous Moments



His hands dipped in the water cool,
Siloam’s Pool,
The muddy clay
Dispersed in spray.

In faith, he’d trusted as he heard
The Saviour’s Word.
And colour swirled,
From his black world.

Dazzling designs of glowing hue,
Burst on his view,
Glorious light,
The gift of sight.
_______________________

The howling wind whipped surf of height,
With angry might,
The vessel tossed,
And all seemed lost.

Bewildered sailors battled long,
With hope nigh gone,
Near to despair,
Did Jesus care?

All nature answers His decree,
The storm and sea
Obey His Will,
His ‘Peace Be Still.’
_______________________

They watched their child as illness reigned
And colour drained,
Her laboured breath,
Herald of death.

‘O Master come, do not delay,
Make haste today.’
Alas, too late,
Too long, the wait.

O see the grieving family weep
At death, not sleep,
Till Jesus cries:
‘Young maid, arise.’
_______________________

The pressing crowd, the busy throng
Had stayed so long,
Their hunger grew,
Their weakness too.

And He, concerned, who loveth much
With just a touch,
Took fish and bread,
Their hunger fed.

And still, with mercy from above,
In grace and love,
Our small supplies
He multiplies.
_______________________

He died for crime, a sad life lost,
He paid the cost,
Hung on a tree,
In misery.

The Perfect One hung by His side,
Too, crucified.
‘Lord, turn and see,
Remember me.’

‘For you I die, I pay the price.
And Paradise
You’ll see today,
I Am the Way.’
_______________________

All these knew burdens hard to bear,
A weight of care
That heavy lay,
Day after day.

Then came a moment rich in grace,
They saw His face,
He knew their need,
Such love indeed.

Each believed and trusted God’s own Son,
And knew in one
Minute of time,
Joy full, sublime.
_______________________

One minute too He rescued me
And set me free
From guilt and sin
Reigning within.

He made me His, His own dear child,
Loved, reconciled,
With Him to be
Eternally.

Till then, each minute, let me give
For Him to live
His Life in me,
Abundantly!
_______________________

Note:
A ‘ Minute Poem’ contains 3 verses, totalling 12 lines and 60 syllables and rhymes aabb, ccdd, eeff . The poem takes the form:
8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 .

This Poem contains several ‘Minutes’!


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 439 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Henry Clemmons03/10/11
I don't recognize this voice. BUT I like what I read. Very nice. Very good. I liked everything but the title, sorry, but the title isn't judged. The poem I loved. I look forward to reading its author and hope it does well.
Verna Cole Mitchell 03/12/11
I love this poem--the format, the words, the meaning.
Bonnie Bowden03/12/11
I loved the rhythm and pattern of the poem. I had never heard of a minute poem before, so I'm glad you gave such a wonderful example of one.
Rachel Phelps03/15/11
Excellent!
Edmond Ng 03/17/11
Interesting!
Beth Muehlhausen03/17/11
I was introduced to minute poems several years ago (and loved them!) only in a different syllable format - 4,8,4,4. You did well with this and I enjoyed your choice of "minutes!"
Verna Cole Mitchell 03/17/11
I was so glad to see this in EC. I loved it!